Sep 8, 2020 at 14:09 UTC
Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital (Pudelek/Wikimedia Commons)
A small exchange in Slovakia has disclosed that hackers managed to break into its hot wallets and make off with approximately $1.6 million in various cryptocurrencies.
- Eterbase announced on its Telegram channel Tuesday that hot wallets for six of its listed cryptocurrencies had been compromised.
- On Monday night, hackers stole bitcoin, ether, XRP, tezos, algorand, and TRON, transferring the funds into public wallets that have since been emptied.
- At current prices, the amount stolen is worth just under $1.6 million.
- Eterbase shared the wallet addresses on the firm’s Telegram channel, but has withheld further details until its own investigation into the attack is complete.
- Based in Bratislava, Eterbase lists euro trading pairs against a series of conventional and DeFI-related digital assets.
- It’s been averaging around $3 million in daily trading volume, according to CoinGecko.
- The exchange has contacted the authorities and has suspended trading and EU bank withdrawals until September 10.
- CoinDesk asked Eterbase whether it would reimburse users funds affected in the hack, but received no immediate response.
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